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Work on exciting, important, groundbreaking research projects in areas of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Molecular Biology, Crop Modeling, Agronomy, Soil Science, Crop Physiology, and Turfgrass Science, with an online doctorate degree from Mississippi State University.
The doctoral program in Agronomy provides motivated students the opportunity to succeed in their educational goals within a stimulating environment. We offer our students focused study in areas such as crop rotation, irrigation, plant breeding, soils, soil fertility and turfgrass science which can lead to careers in academia and industry. This program is designed to meet the individual needs of each student and may include courses in mathematics and statistics, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, remote sensing, etc., as well as agronomic, horticultural, and weed science courses. The department’s extensive research program provides students a diversity of problems for dissertation research under the direction of experienced, highly trained scientists. The doctoral program is based on a research generated dissertation. Applicants should ensure that appropriate research facilities are available in their location.
The Agronomy doctoral graduate program in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences leads to the Doctor of Philosophy in Plant and Soil Sciences with a concentration in Agronomy.